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Is The New Audi RS5 Too Friendly For Its Own Good?

Since its launch, the latest Audi RS5 has been criticized about its lack of an engaging character, with reviewers saying that it feels more like a faster S5 than a proper RS model.

The thing is though that Audi RS models were never praised about their handling, leaving that bit to models like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63. Instead, fast Audis focused more on making that supercar-like performance more accessible and easier to experience, of course with the kind help of the Quattro all-wheel drive system.

Even Audi calls the new RS5 “the gran turismo model in the RS lineup”, which is the biggest indicator of what to expect of the two-door sports coupe.

That’s doesn’t mean though that the Audi RS5 isn’t capable enough; quite the opposite. The Quattro all-wheel drive features a rear-biased torque split and also comes with a torque-vectoring sport differential for the rear axle. There’s also an optional RS Sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control, ceramic brakes and a variable steering rack.

Henry Catchpole from Carfection reviews the Audi RS5 in the video linked below.




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